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Authentic vintage and antique engagement rings featuring styles from Art Deco to retro mid-century. Choose a one-off treasure! Browse our collection of engagement rings. Each one is unique and distinct for a look that is all your own!

Sure, we love a trend-driven sparkler, but nothing says “I’m engaged” quite like a classic engagement ring. Defined by simplicity and sophistication, these rings are classics for a reason: A traditional diamond cut with a no-frills design never goes out of style.

“Trend-driven styles are great if you are committed to these elements and committed to loving them for the duration,” explains jewelry designer Corina Madilian. “If you are picking something of the moment just because you are currently seeing and liking it, you may not feel the same down the line, which is perfectly fine if you are comfortable knowing you may be resetting your stone or replacing the ring entirely when you are over it.”

MEET THE EXPERT

  • Corina Madilian is one-half of the husband-wife duo behind Single Stone. With over 15 years of designing jewelry for the brand and over 30 years in the industry, Madilian is an expert in creating timeless, heirloom-quality styles and restoring antique pieces.

Classic engagement rings cut straight to the point. Since you’re planning on wearing that rock around your finger for the rest of your life, it only makes sense to choose something you will still love when you’re celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary. “Pick from the heart,” advises Madilian. “Find a ring that you love and speaks to you. Don’t get too caught up in the specifics of a center stone only. I encourage my clients to pick something they love, within their budget, and not to focus too much on what they think they ‘should’ be buying.”

Also, a classic engagement ring doesn’t mean you only can buy it at a veteran jewelry brand. Modern jewelry designers, such as Anna Sheffield and Vrai, carry them. Of course, you will find a wide range of classic engagement rings at brands like Tiffany & Co. and De Beers, which are sure to stay in style for years to come. Classic engagement rings also allow you to add on over time. If you aren’t looking to break the bank on an engagement ring right now, then choosing a simple design is the perfect option. Down the line, you will be able to add a halo setting or a few more diamonds to your classic ring for a bit more sparkle.Engagement Ring vs. Wedding Ring: Do You Need Both?


Scroll on to see 47 of our favorite classic engagement rings. From round cut (the perennial favorite) to oval shaped, emerald cut, radiant cut, and princess cut, you’ll gush over these rings ’til death do you part.
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Anna Sheffield Hazeline Three-Stone Engagement Ring

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Similar to the heirloom-inspired solitaire, this white solitaire ring is flanked by diamond side stones and set in 14k yellow gold. The delicate proportions of the band perfectly balance out the heaviness that can sometimes be present in three-stone designs.02of 47

Beverly K Style R9425(A) Halo Engagement Ring

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A round diamond is framed by milgrain detailing and a diamond pavé halo. The negative space between the halo and the center stone creates the illusion of a floating gem, untethered by the mount. The ring is set in a choice of platinum or 18k gold.03of 47

Single Stone London Ring

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“A classic three-stone, the emerald-cut ring is always a favorite,” says Madilian. “The simple lines of the shank and prongs make this a classic option for someone preferring a timeless ring.” An emerald-cut diamond center stone is flanked by two diamond baguettes on each side, set in 18k yellow gold.04of 47

Monique Lhuillier Three-Stone Trio Micropavé Diamond Engagement Ring

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No one knows bridal fashion better than Monique Lhullier, so who better to design an engagement ring? With a diamond center stone flanked by diamond side stones and a platinum band completely encrusted with micropavé diamonds, the ring is very much inspired by her distinctive couture pieces.05of 47

Christopher Designs Crisscut Cushion Engagement Ring

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Cushion cuts are known for their sweet shape and compounded brilliance. Here, a cushion-cut diamond is framed by a pavé halo, adding to the overall glimmer of the design. The mounting sits on a channel-set pavé band of 18k white gold.06of 47

Coast Diamond Style LC6088 Engagement Ring Setting

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A double dose of the heavenly goodness that is a glittering halo. This style features a diamond center stone surrounded by two pavé halos and encrusted shank, set in a choice of platinum or gold.07of 47

DY Astor Engagement Ring

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A timeless design with a decidedly fresh approach. The oval center stone is horizontally set, rather than vertically positioned in the conventional style. The oval diamond is surrounded by pavé accents and a platinum double band.https://2708c5120ebceef07263204db561befc.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html08of 47

DY Crossover Micropavé Engagement Ring

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A traditional mainstay takes on a delicate disposition with a split shank and negative space giving off a dainty look. The cushion-cut center diamond seems to be mounted on a crossed micropavé double band, set in platinum.09of 47

DY Unity Cable Engagement Ring

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David Yurman’s iconic cable designs are symbolic of the emotional connection in a relationship—the perfect sentiment for an engagement ring. Here, a diamond solitaire is set on an 18k yellow gold cable band.10of 47

De Beers The Promise 18 Interweaving Rose Gold Diamond Ring

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Timeless sophistication, but make it modern. This contemporary design is comprised of two bands interlocking to create one unified band—there’s that matrimonial symbolism again. A diamond center stone sits on the two joined bands of smooth and pavé encrusted textures, set in 18k rose gold.11of 47

De Beers Aura Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring

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Halos are exceptional at maximizing a center stone by creating the illusion of higher carat weight, which makes them ideal for stretching a ring budget. Here, a cushion-cut diamond solitaire is framed by a micropavé halo and set on a platinum micropavé band.12of 47

Forevermark Integre Cascade Engagement Ring

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A classic design transforms into a whimsical display with a scalloped halo of diamonds providing a frilly, floral-like texture. A diamond solitaire is framed by the halo and set on a pavé band of white gold.13of 47

Brilliant Earth Your One-Of-A-Kind Ring

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For the bride who is not only timeless but chic and refined, this one’s for you. An emerald cut never fails to exude utter sophistication, and this 18k yellow gold solitaire ring does just that.14of 47

Jennie Kwon Diamond Hope Ring

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A feminine and dainty style to truly withstand the test of time. A diamond solitaire is flanked by a row of three diamond accent stones on each side, and set on the most delicate 14k yellow gold band.15of 47

Sholdt Emerald-Cut Engagement Ring With Fern Finish

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Textured bands have a stunning, antique quality about them. Here, an emerald-cut diamond with fern finish set in a choice of platinum or 18k gold. The band is intricately designed with four rows of milgrain detailing.16of 47

Danhov Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring

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A band of channel-set, baguette diamonds gives this traditional solitaire a flair of masculinity for a modern, androgynous aesthetic. Featuring a round diamond center stone set in 18k gold.17of 47

Jade Trau Parasol 1 Ring (Setting)

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There’s something incredibly romantic about a satin finish that just doesn’t translate in high-polished styles. Here, a round center stone with a diamond halo is set in a choice of 18k gold.18of 47

Zales 2 CT. T.W. Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

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There’s a good reason why oval-cut engagement rings continually come back into popularity. This 14k white gold solitaire piece is incredibly classic and doesn’t lack any sparkle either.19of 47

Capucinne Oval Peach Sapphire Ring, Diamond Sapphire Ring

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A sweet and endearing touch to a minimalistic design that is bound to exude long-lasting beauty. This oval peach sapphire ring is adorned with a diamond on either side of the center stone in addition to a solid rose gold band.20of 47

Harry Winston Classic Winston™ Oval-Shaped Engagement Ring

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You can never go wrong with the enduring sophistication of an oval-shaped stone. This refined style features an oval diamond center stone fringed with tapered baguette side stones and set in platinum.21of 47

Jack Kelége Style KGR 1069 Engagement Ring (Setting)

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A glimmering solitaire is truly ageless. A round center stone is mounted on a pavé basket and matching band, set in 18k white gold.22of 47

VermaEstateJewels Circa 1890s Victorian 14k Yellow Gold 1.55 Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

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Unquestionably classic and bold, this style allows the center stone to do all of the talking. An Old-European-cut diamond is set in 14k yellow gold. “We find that this style works great with any center stone,” says Madilian. “It’s a popular favorite for anyone wanting to reset a diamond they are not so fond of like a princess or radiant cut.”

Vintage styles will always remain a timeless engagement ring option. Believe it or not, family heirlooms often make for the best classic engagement ring.23of 47

Kwiat Ashoka Collection Diamond Engagement Ring

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The Ashoka cut is widely recognized for its very distinct prismatic brilliance that gives the stone a fiery quality. Here, an Ashoka-cut diamond is encircled by a pavé halo and set on a platinum, pavé band.24of 47

Kwiat Fidelity Diamond Engagement Ring

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A criss-cross shank to represent the interwoven love that you and your partner share. A round, brilliant solitaire is set on a platinum pavé band.25of 47

Michael M Define Engagement Ring R737-2OV

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Vintage-inspired designs have already proven their age-defying charm, making them the perfect choice for a piece that will last a lifetime. This ring features an oval center stone with pavé halo and band. All set in 18k white gold.26of 47

Lizzie Mandler White Diamond Emerald-Cut Ring

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A stunning emerald-cut diamond solitaire set in 18k rose gold. The band is created with a knife-edge design that gives it a peaked look rather than the conventionally rounded surface.27of 47

Parade New Classic Bridal R3920 Ring Setting

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A timeless style with enough glitz for all of the ages. A cushion-cut diamond center stone sits on a glittering pavé band and diamond-encrusted mount. All set in 18k yellow gold.28of 47

Penny Preville Liat Ring Setting

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A classic solitaire, but make it regal. This brilliant solitaire is cradled in a crown of diamonds and set on a diamond-encrusted band with a beautiful filigree design. All set in a choice of 18k gold or platinum.29of 47

Penny Preville Penelope Round Ring Setting

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A halo is an oh-so sweet and romantic addition that has demonstrated its reluctance to ever go out of style. Here, a round center stone is encased in a diamond pavé halo and set on a pavé band of 18k gold or platinum.30of 47

Sylvie Clarinda Vintage-Inspired Engagement Ring Setting

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Vintage inspiration basically ensures a ring design will be exalted to the immortal ranks of treasured family heirlooms. This piece features an emerald-cut center stone framed by a pavè halo and set on a pavé, split-shank band.31of 47

Sylvie Unique Double-Halo Mixed Color Diamond Engagement Ring

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Why not add a little something blue to a classic engagement ring that will undoubtedly become your family’s something old one day. This round diamond center stone is framed by not one but two halos of diamonds and sapphires, set on a diamond-accented band.32of 47

Tacori RoyalT Diamond Ring

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All good things come in threes, and this gloriously intricate piece is no exception. An oval diamond is flanked by two cadillac diamonds and set on a platinum, pavé band. The side profile is not to be outdone, either, with a diamond-encrusted scrollwork gallery and rails.33of 47

Tiffany & Co. Tiffany® Setting Engagement Ring

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In the world of bridal jewelry, iconic is synonymous with enduring style and legacy—exactly what we want out of an engagement ring. And no one does iconicity better than Tiffany & Co with their 130-year old, namesake setting. Here, a diamond solitaire sits on an 18k rose gold band.34of 47

Uneek Oval Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring

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The inspiration for this double-shank silhouette comes from the undulating curves of the female physique. The curvaceous appeal is carried over to the oval diamond center stone flanked by oval side stones, set on diamond-encrusted, 18k gold bands.35of 47

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Solitaire Ring

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A humble band can make just as much of a statement as a brilliant center stone. This ring features a diamond solitaire on a white gold, beaded “perlée” band. The band adds tons of dimension and texture to the otherwise simple design.36of 47

Bario Neal Avens Diamond Princess Ring

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A classic, princess-cut diamond solitaire with a creative twist. Unlike prototypical bands that are fleshed out vertically, this 14k gold band is forged horizontally to show only a razor-thin edge at eye level with the majority of its width visible only from the profile.37of 47

DY Eden Solitaire Engagement Ring

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David Yurman’s iconic cable detailing has always been indicative of love’s union of two separate entities. This diamond solitaire may seem exempt from its cable-clad counterparts, but a closer look will show a platinum band with hidden cable detailing. Sometimes the greatest beauty of all is hidden in the details.38of 47

DB Classic Round Brilliant Diamond Ring

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Simplicity is key when it comes to longevity, and solitaires will forever stand the test of time. Here, a round solitaire diamond is set on an 18k yellow gold band.39of 47

DB Classic Oval-Shaped Diamond Ring

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And if yellow gold isn’t exactly your speed, this oval diamond solitaire set in platinum will be sure to dazzle for all of eternity. Unlike round stones, the oval shape is ideal for elegantly elongating fingers in the most sophisticated way.40of 47

Hearts On Fire Illustrious Engagement Ring

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This may look like an ordinary pavé band at first glance, but closer inspection will show a design that is completely flush with diamonds on all three visible sides. Now that’s a lot of sparkle! A round diamond solitaire picks up all of that extra light and refracts in a brilliance that could probably be seen from miles away.41of 47

DB Classic Princess-Cut Diamond Ring

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With stunning geometric composition, clean lines, and so much brilliance, princess-cut diamonds have the perfect combination of classic style and contemporary modernity to span the ages. Here, a princess-cut solitaire is set in platinum.42of 47

Catbird Juno The Swan Engagement Ring

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As graceful as a swan, this three-stone engagement ring elegantly drapes over the ring finger like a bejeweled cloak. A brilliant-cut white diamond is fringed with two horizontally-set, pear-shaped side stones.43of 47

Tryst Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

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It’s hard not to catch a glimpse of this striking emerald-cut ring. The four brilliant round diamonds perfectly framing the center stone is utter perfection.44of 47

MoniquePéan Style Mineraux Ring

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This round diamond center stone features a diamond pavé halo and a handcrafted band design. Not only does it boast exquisite beauty, but it’s even set in recycled platinum.45of 47

Vrai The Signature

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This radiant cut diamond is undoubtedly an eye-catching and timeless piece. Vrai’s signature style sits low on your finger and is flush with your wedding ring. It is the perfect way to symbolize you and your partner’s love. 46of 47

Gemist The Round Halo

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Crafted in Los Angeles, this classic ring comes with a choice of a round, emerald, or oval diamond. It sits in a halo setting on a 14k white gold band.47of 47

Clean Origin Dylan Ring

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For a modern yet timeless option consider this rounded diamond engagement ring. The delicate stone is paired with diamond accents on the gallery and shoulders of the ring.

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